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EU proposal pushes tech companies to tackle ‘terrorist content’ with AI, despite implications for war crimes evidence
AI tools can assess whether a video is violent or graphic. But can they determine the video’s intended purpose?
Alaa has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime.
Lebanon's Cybercrimes Bureau also asked him to sign a pledge to not speak about the case again, but he refused.
On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, human rights organisations continue to call for the release of jailed Saudi women activists.
How far is Google willing to go to get the Chinese government's blessing?
"When we denounce corruption and favouritism, it’s an act of patriotism....we are an actor of stability, seeking to drive the country in the right direction".
Al-Ghomgham, and many other Saudi Shiites, took to the streets in 2011 to demand better rights.
In the authoritarian kingdom, the crackdown against independent voices has escalated under Mohammed Bin Salman's rule.
More than one month after a Cairo court verdict that many saw as the end to his ordeal, Shawkan remains in jail.
“Operators owe complete transparency to their users, as consumers who are paying them money and also in the interest of accountability.”
Killing speech softly: How the world’s biggest tech companies are quietly censoring critical expression in the Middle East
The failures of tech giants in moderating content in the region is a big and complex problem.
For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.
‘If it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen': Israel moves to restrict photo documentation of military activity
Israeli legislators are pushing two bills that would further restrict speech by activists and journalists critical of its policies in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.
Prior to his arrest, Touati covered anti-austerity strikes and job protests, and rights violations committed by Algerian authorities.
Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.
New research shows that the world's largest telecommunications companies disclose little to no information about their network shutdown policies and practices.
"This bill is the result of a repressive mindset restrictive of freedoms, reflecting a nostalgia for the dictatorship era".
The press in Tunisia is "too free," Tunisian president Essebsi said at a joint press conference with French president Macron on 31 January.
Authorities in Yemen have a long history of imposing restrictions on freedom of expression and the right to access information.